September 7, 2016 /
Students will illustrate their critical reading of Fractured Lands and their assessment of the causes and effects of the crisis in the Arab World by creating a 30-foot timeline.  Students will...
November 11, 2015 /
Paula Bronstein
Photojournalist Paula Bronstein discusses her reporting from Afghanistan, where she has documented the lives of the many war widows, the legacy of three decades of war.
September 17, 2015 /
Reese Erlich
From Tehran's famous Bazaar to Friday Prayers, Iranians give their opinions on the nuclear deal.
August 5, 2015
Objective: Students will develop a foreign policy proposal regarding fragile states, which they will plan to submit to the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
July 28, 2015
Tim McGirk
Veteran journalist Tim McGirk explains how an ill-considered CIA plan to catch Osama bin Laden in Pakistan led to a polio outbreak that spread beyond borders.
March 28, 2015
Michael Scott Moore
Journalist Michael Scott Moore was held hostage for 32 months by Somali pirates. He is recovering. Will Somalia ever recover?
March 26, 2015
George Butler
Reportage illustrator George Butler provides a first-hand impression of how things are developing in Afghanistan—and how life continues despite the uncertainty of the country's situation.
December 5, 2014
Joshua Hammer
Joshua Hammer discuses his experience in Mali while working on his project, "Taking Timbuktu: Music, Manuscripts and Madness at the Edge of the Sahara."
August 21, 2014
Amanda Ottaway, Amy Maxmen, Carlos Javier Ortiz, Meghan Dhaliwal, Peter DiCampo
At the end of another fantastic, collaborative summer with Free Spirit Media, we take a look back at the learning process behind the student-produced documentaries.
Image by Matthieu Aikins. Pakistan, 2014.
March 24, 2014
Matthieu Aikins
Karachi is the world’s most violent city, with about 2,000 murders in 2013 as a result of its virulent gang politics. The city’s gangsters are openly linked to Pakistan’s national parties.
February 13, 2014
Jeffrey E. Stern
Pulitzer Center grantee Jeffrey Stern talks about his project reporting on the lives of ordinary Afghans.
November 23, 2013
Alisa Roth, Hugh Eakin
Journalists Alisa Roth and Hugh Eakin traveled the perimeter of Syria, to Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Northern Iraq to cover the Syrian refugee crisis.
November 22, 2013 / NPR
Paul Salopek, Homa S. Tavangar
Paul Salopek and Homa Tavangar discuss the educational implications of Paul Salopek's "Out of Eden" seven year walk.

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